Last week, to kick off the countdown to Independence Day, we asked you a simple question: What does freedom mean to you? We encouraged our friends and fans to have it out on the Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Facebook page….and wow, did you guys come through!
Right now we’ve had more than 200 responses with CVA friends offering their definitions of freedom (and more than 900 “Likes”). Here are a few of our favorites from the conversation:
Nancy Sandoval Freedom means to me, being able to have a choice and a voice. I choose where to live, how to live and how to vote, which is also my voice. Thank you for sacrificing so I could have this way of life. I owe the Veterans more than I could ever repay.
Lynn Coggins My Daddy and his 2 brothers all served in the Military. It makes me proud to say they fought for my freedom. Men and Women are still fighting for the same freedom today for me. Thank you.
Ronald Whitson Freedom means, ALWAYS remembering the thousands who have given so much, including those who suffered losing quality of life because of war injuries to those who gave their lives to make sure that WE have the right to vote against the politicians that try to take our freedom, who are just as great a threat, as any forign power!
Randy Campbell Freedom is the ability to serve my country for 20 yrs and not be afraid to admit that it is the greatest country and the most outstanding NAVY in the world
Kate Lester Freedom is my son in law Chris, serving somewhere in the Middle East. Freedom is my husband, Charlie, who represents even unpopular legal cases. Freedom is my grandmother, Laura, who fought to make it legal for trade unions to assemble in Ohio over 100 years ago. Freedom is the ability for me to post this without fear of reprisal by the government or those who disagree with me. God bless the U S A and all those who sacrifice for its’ continuance.
We can’t republish all the responses, but please log in to the CVA Facebook page and read through. There’s a wide variety of responses, and many are extremely thought-provoking—lots of thoughts on individual liberty, patriotism and what is owed to our veterans. What a great way to get people talking and thinking about what the July 4 holiday really stands for.
If you haven’t left your thoughts about what freedom means to you, I hope you’ll do so now. And be sure to visit us here again Tuesday, when we’ll be releasing CVA’s latest web video just in time for the 4th!